Shannon Sullivan considers both sides of the pornography debate in her column in the November 2, 2006 Dickinsonian, in response to a discussion on the topic held by the Zatae Longsdorff Center For Women on October 25th.
A group of students who had conducted research in women's studies presented their papers on various subjects.Â The schedule of events for the symposium included a dinner, a welcome by Professor of Anthropology and Chair of the Department of Women's and Gender Studies, Ann Hill, remarks by English professor and member of the President's Commission for Women, Victoria Sams, and two sessions of presentations.Â The two sessions of research paper presentations were grouped, "Sexualities and Power" and "Status and Representation."Â Student presentors included, Jennifer Chmielewski (Class of 2010)
The Extra Features on the Dickinson College website documents the creation and activism of the Feminist Collective. Formerly the Zatae Longsdorff Center for Women, the Feminist Collective is the new student-led women's feminist organization on campus. The first women's center was created in 1984 as a support and research center, named after the first woman to graduate from Dickinson, Zatae Longsdorff.Â With this new center, the members can "now focus on an inclusive agenda that addresses gender, race, class, and sexual orientation" because they are a feminist organization.
Shannon Sullivan '09, writes a column for the March 2006 Dickinsonian on the perceptions of the Women's Studies Major. Being a Women's Studies Major, Shannon discusses how many people feel the major is "completely unnecessary."Â Since this major is still very "new" in terms of most college majors, people often forget how important this major is to understanding our culture.